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University Facts

Quick Overview

For more than 60 years, Cal State East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership.

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Per Aspera Ad Astra — Through Adversity to the Stars


  • Hayward — undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Concord — select undergraduate and credential programs
  • Oakland — professional degrees and continuing education
  • Online — select undergraduate and graduate programs 


Dr. Leroy M. Morishita


  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education and Allied Studies
  • College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • College of Science

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor Online Degree Completion Programs, Minors, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master Online Degree Programs, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, Credential Programs, Single Subject Matter Preparation and Certificate Programs, Doctorate in Education


49 bachelor’s degrees, 51 minors, 34 master’s degrees, 24 credentials and certificates, 1 doctoral degree


Degrees Conferred, 2017-2018

Bachelor's 4,005
Master's 1,257
Doctorate 22
Total 5,284

Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

Business Administration, Psychology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Criminal Justice, Biology, Sociology, Computer Science, Pre-Nursing, Human Development

Most Popular Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Computer Science, Social Work, Business Analytics, Statistics, Public Administration, Speech Language Pathology, Counseling and Guidance, Educational Leadership

Continuing Education

Offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals — many taking place in the evening, on weekends, or online. Programs are taught by instructors with industry experience and academic accolades. See Continuing Education.

Online Campus

Cal State East Bay is known as an early adopter, innovator, and leader of quality online education among CSU campuses. In fall 2018, nearly 20 percent of instruction was delivered through online or hybrid courses, and more than 15 percent of instruction is being offered completely online. In addition, 10 percent of students are taking courses exclusively online, and 57 percent of undergraduate students and 38 percent of graduate students are taking at least one online or hybrid course. See Online Campus.


Fall 2018 total enrollment: 14,525
Undergraduate Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
Full-time 10,020 1,331
Part-time 2,296 878
Female 61% 63%
Male 39% 37%
African American/Black 10.1% 9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Asian 22.5% 18%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%
Hispanic/Latino 35.8% 15.1%
White 14.3% 22.9%
Multiple Ethnicity 5.2% 3.3%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 5% 9%
International 5.9% 22.1%
Alameda and Contra Costa counties 6,924 1,230
Other California counties 4,908 526
Other states 99 13
Other countries 385 440

Cost and Financial Aid

Mandatory Tuition and Fees per Year

  • Full-time, undergraduate, California resident: $6,984
  • 68% of students received financial aid in 2017-18 
    • 58% received grants or scholarships
    • 35% received loans
    • 3% received Federal Work Study
  • 41% of students received Pell Grants in 2017-2018
  • Total of $134 million in aid was awarded in 2017-18

Community Engagement

In 2017-2018, Cal State East Bay our students contributed more than 200,000 hours of service within surrounding communities, developing practical skills while applying course learning, building friendships, and making a difference in the lives of others. The Center for Community Engagement works to ensure all students have the chance to apply their learning by supporting a variety of courses and programs that connect students within the community. See The Center for Community Engagement.


NCAA Division II — California Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Mascot: Pioneers
  • Colors: Red, black, and white
  • Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field
  • Women’s: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, volleyball, water polo 
  • Student-Athletes, 2017-18: 238


Employee as of Fall 2018
Faculty 877
Tenured, tenure-track 339
Lecturers, academic-related positions 507
Coaches  31
Staff & Administration 967
Full-time 858
Part-time 109

Operating Budget

Fiscal Year 2018-19

$210.3 million

Gifts & Grants

Private Support
$20.1 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year

$10.7 million in sponsored project contracts and grants in the 2017-18 academic year


Cal State East Bay is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and University Commission. In addition to institutional accreditation, a number of individual programs have been accredited by national organizations. 

Cal State East Bay in the News

Keep up with students, faculty, alumni and friends.


More than 130,000 alumni contribute to the economic, social and cultural quality of life in the East Bay and beyond. See Alumni.

Prominent Pioneers

Judy Belk
President and CEO, California Wellness Foundation

Robert M. “Mike” Bellotti 
College Football Analyst, ESPN; Former Head Coach, University of Oregon

Ruth Bley
Founder, Bleyco Incorporated

Kelly Bowers
Superintendent, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Chris Brannan
CFO, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Keith Carson
Supervisor, Alameda County

Scott A. Chambliss
Production Designer and 2002 Emmy Award Winner

Ping Cheng
CEO, Delta Electronics

Karen Colonias
President and CEO, Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Bita Daryabari
Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Atul Dhablania
Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Dell SonicWALL

John Garcia
Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Janet E. Grove
Former Vice Chair, Macy’s

Tessie Guillermo
Chair of the Board, Dignity Health

James Hannan
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprises, Koch Industries, Inc.

J.R. Havlan
Writer, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”; Emmy Award Winner, “The Daily Show”

Gaylord G. “Glenn” Henry 
Cofounder, Centaur Technology

Cheryl E. Hurd
Reporter, NBC Bay Area

James M. Iglehart
Tony Award-winning Broadway Actor, “Aladdin”; currently appearing in “Hamilton”

Michael Jedlicka
Retired Executive, Walt Disney Studios

Marilyn E. King
Olympic Pentathlete, ’72, ‘76

Scott G. Kriens
Chairman & CEO, Juniper Networks; Co-Founder, 1440 Multiversity

Karen Luey
Chief Financial Officer, Mina Group

Mark Mastrov
Founder, 24 Hour Fitness

Byron J. Miranda
Meteorologist, WPIX 11, New York

Joe L. Morgan
Hall of Fame Player, Major League Baseball; Former Broadcaster, ESPN

Karen Oliver
Founder and Owner, Karen Oliver and Associates

Nancy O’Malley
District Attorney, Alameda County

David Rinetti
Vice President, Stadium Operations, Oakland A’s

Richard Valle
Supervisor, Alameda County

Timothy P. White
Chancellor, CSU System

Gene L. Yang
MacArthur Fellow and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Library of Congress

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